Your PC will hold a record of DNS entries to save looking them up every time you try to visit your website. This is your PCs ‘DNS cache’. You can erase those records (“flush” the cache) which means that the most up-to-date DNS record for the domain will be sought by your PC when you try to visit it.
If a website has recently moved to a different server, you might see the old website for a while when you try to visit it. Flushing your DNS cache can help to view the most up-to-date version of the website. To run a DNS flush on windows please see the following steps:
- Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard
- In the search box enter: cmd
- Type: ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter on your keyboard.
You should then get a “Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.” message when the DNS flush has completed. If you require further information/assistance on this, please submit a ticket and a member of the team will be happy to assist further.